BEST Shows

Please see here for up to date reviews of more recent London events and shows. However, some personal recommendations:

  • Hamilton (Victoria Palace) - An incredible and vibrant new “hip hop” musical telling the story of a little known father of the American constitution. See my review here
  • Les Misérables (Queens, originally Palace) - A venerable classic a must see if you have not already. It has been playing here for god knows how long.
  • The Lion King (Lyceum) - Great Disney adaptation of the animated film. The design, music, singing and acting are all absolutely wonderful and are a great night out. NOT just for kids.
  • Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's) - If you have not seen this (as it seems the world has) you MUST see it in London, THE place to see it. Great music, great staging…not so bad story either.

Her Majesty's

  • Wicked: The Musical (Apollo Victoria) Another big-musical transfer from Broadway Wicked tells the story of the two witches of Oz – Glinda, the good witch, and, Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west – What really happened behind the scenes of the Wizard of Oz story (very wittily done, if I can say so). Great music, fantastic staging and very believable acting by the cast, notably, Kerry Ellis, who puts her heart and soul into the performance. Now, almost a year since it first started in London, a large number of the audience appears to be familiar with the music and yet it still sells out every night…[22/5/07]